are you comfortable sharing your brush settings :0?
I tried to make this reply as useful as possible since I experiment with brushes so much and currently am not using default photoshop brushes so as far as settings go, I really don’t think that’d help at all without the specific brush I use. I continuously change my brushes as I find new ones. Some of them are free, some of them I bought, but I figured explaining how I go about it would be more helpful than just being like get THIS BRUSH BRO. 100% infallible.
Mainly it goes like:
-A pencil sketch brush with a lot of texture to it because I find it emulates traditional and makes it easier for me to get my shapes the way I want them.
-A very hard line brush to work with for line art and detailing.
-A few color/shading/highlighting/blending brushes for overall painting. Look for specific shape variation. I barely ever use soft brushes for blending but I do have the default 0% hardness brush just in case. I try not to hoard brushes, honestly It’ll confuse me more than help. I just keep the ones I actively use.
-Texture brushes for dimension and different surfaces. Same rule about hoarding.